Harriet Tubman: Honored at Last

The name Harriet Tubman brings to mind an American legend—a woman who risked death in pursuit of freedom and continued to do so in order to bring others to freedom. She has become a mythic, larger-than-life character on the stage of history, which makes me wonder all...

Climate Change and Weather

The weather has been so capricious this year, especially here in the mid-Atlantic. The winter was extremely cold and more snowy than usual, followed by a cool and very rainy spring. At that time, I delighted in the lush green of the pastures and how I no longer was...

Saving Our Thoroughbreds

Every year around this time people who are not “horse people” or racing enthusiasts begin to follow the Thoroughbreds competing for the Triple Crown, starting with the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May…today.  While people’s attention...